Yellow just called an emergency meeting with the Teamsters asking for a relief from the contracted wages ( of a new contract mind you ) and was granted it. Yellow drivers are now taking a pay cut so that they can stay employed. I wonder why you pay dues to a union that has stopped fighting for it's members only to insure their senior agents will have a fat retirement. Yellow is the Teamsters second biggest contract and they didn't even fight. I pray that if the day ever came that they would at least make an effort for us at UPS. [ the info was given to me from my friend who is employed at Yellow ] I have also noticed that our BA doesn't answer the phone, or come to our building unless there's a hearing. Even then it's in and out. There use to be interaction and a good feeling of union presence at our building. Now we have trouble getting grievance forms. Management now seems to do whatever they choose without any worries of the union. Has the Teamsters lost their footing? Should we be concerned with them? Is this type of thing happening everywhere?